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Shared graphics. 828MB graphics memory OR Intel GMA X3100 graphics. 350MB graphics memory? Also, is there much difference with performance with Intel Pentium Dual Core T3200 processor 2.0GH… Read More
RoseyUK Avatar
8y, 3w agoPosted 8 years, 3 weeks ago
Shared graphics.
828MB graphics memory
OR
Intel GMA X3100 graphics.
350MB graphics memory?


Also, is there much difference with performance with
Intel Pentium Dual Core T3200 processor
2.0GHz processor speed

AND

Intel Dual-Core processor T2390
1.86GHz processor speed?

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ONE MORE...promise!
Is a '160GB SATA hard drive' sufficient for the average user, compared with
'250GB hard drive capacity'?
Why would I possibly need a 250 hard drive?

Really, really appreciate answers, need to make my mind up today
RoseyUK Avatar
8y, 3w agoPosted 8 years, 3 weeks ago
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#2
The Intel GMA X3100 will be better, the other will share memory from the PC whereas the X3100 has it's own dedicated memory and GPU.

Not sure about the processors someone else can answer that :-)

160gb would be ok for the average user but what's the average user? If you are going to be downloading lots of films then it will fill up quickly. If you are just going to be listening to music and using it for photo's etc. then 160gb will last you a long time. What's the price difference. You can always get an external hard disk later on if you find you have filled the 160gb one up.
#3
never go for built in graphics as it use's your main memory, always use a dedicated graphic card.
the pentium cpu will be better but not much in it.
as for hard drive space , i would go for a 500gb as the price is very cheap at the moment, not worth buying the 160 250gb unless you get them free.
#4
The 828mb graphics you refer to is the Toshiba L350-170, clearance laptop? It has a GMA 4500M graphics chip.

So go here http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Graphics-Cards-Benchmark-List.844.0.html and you can see it comes 124th on the list, the X3100 come 155th.

I wouldn't know how much real world difference there would be between the CPU's but I would always go for the fast one, and that is in the Toshiba too....

I would go for the clearance Toshiba. :)
#5
LMAO kandiman that really tickled me... very funny

Yes stonebear, you are right but I am more confused now. I also read something about shared graphics, so how does it having a GMA 4500M graphics chip help? It sounds like it's contradicting itself. I really don't understand. Please explain if you got time.

Thanks to all for advice
Rosey
#6
RoseyUK
Yes stonebear, you are right but I am more confused now. I also read something about shared graphics, so how does it having a GMA 4500M graphics chip help? It sounds like it's contradicting itself. I really don't understand. Please explain if you got time.


A computer always has REAL memory (its main memory ) but can also have GRAPHICS memory.

On cheaper computers often the graphics does not have its own memory but grabs some of the REAL memory. So if, for example, your laptop has 2Gb of REAL memory, but the Graphics is using 500Mb of that for itself you are only left with 1.5Gb of REAL memory.

But on better computers the graphics card will have its own say 500Mb of GRAPHICS memory, leaving the 2Gb of REAL memory to be used by the computer for general computing tasks.

It is always better to have separate graphics memory if you can.
#7
CPUs compared

According to this web site, the Pentium Dual Core T3200 is better than the Dual Core T2390 (they are both Pentium Dual Cores)

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php

According to that site the Dual Core T2390 is the 365th "best" CPU around.

The T3200 is the 177th "best" CPU around.

Highest position is better of course.
#8
oh god...thanks guilbert53
I am trying to choose now between the Toshiba 17"http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5080764/c_1/1%7Ccategory_root%7COffice%2C+PCs+and+phones%7C12108629/c_2/2%7Ccat_12108629%7CClearance+Office%2C+PCs+and+phones%7C12745918.htm

and the Sony now http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5080702/c_1/1%7Ccategory_root%7COffice%2C+PCs+and+phones%7C12108629/c_2/2%7Ccat_12108629%7CComputers+and+laptops%7C12108658/c_3/3%7Ccat_12108658%7CLaptops%7C12108673.htm

and was trying to find out the differences as above (post)
I think its just the shared graphics that is putting me off the Toshiba.
This probably sounds stupid, but...if my pc has 2gb of real memory and I was using 500mb for graphics for playing a game for instance or messing with photo's, once I have stopped playing the game or messing with pics, does it go back to 2gb of real memory or does it use it permanently?
Sorry to be a nuisance

b
#10
The x3100 is shared graphics too, you know?

You are looking at sub-£400 laptops they are all gonna be shared graphics, you don't want a gaming laptop anyway, gaming laptops are expensive, they are the ones that need a dedicated graphics card.

I am using an Asus laptop with a T3200 chip and integrated graphics (not as good as the intel 4500) and it runs Vista just fine, fast even.
#11
ok, thanks very much stonebear, and no, i didn't know the x3100 was shared also.

So out of the sony and toshiba, you think the toshiba is better. One other little attraction with the sony was the firewire port, do you know if i can buy a firewire adaptor to plug into the toshiba?
#12
RoseyUK
ok, thanks very much stonebear, and no, i didn't know the x3100 was shared also.

So out of the sony and toshiba, you think the toshiba is better. One other little attraction with the sony was the firewire port, do you know if i can buy a firewire adaptor to plug into the toshiba?


If you want the Toshiba I would not hang around. By the time you have made up your mind they will have all gone.

It is on clearance and you may have to hunt round a few shops to find it.

If you plan to carry this laptop around a lot then a 17" is a lot bigger than heavier than a 15.4" so bear that in mind.
#13
you are right guilbert53, can't get it anywhere :(
#14
In that case I would get this one, personally http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5080867/c_1/1|category_root|Office%2C+PCs+and+phones|12108629/c_2/2|cat_12108629|Computers+and+laptops|12108658/c_3/4|cat_12108658|Laptops|12108673.htm?Price+Cut=1

* AMD Turion RM-72 processor.

* 2GHz processor speed.

* 1MB cache.

* 3GB RAM.


* 15.6in HD Acer CineCrystal(tm) screen.

* Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels.

* Widescreen.


* 250GB SATA hard drive capacity.

*

* Multiformat dual layer optical drive.


* ATI Radeon(tm) HD 3200 graphics.

* 256MB dedicated system memory.

It is similar in spec to the HP 6735s I just sent off for, that has the Turion RM-72 processor too, it is 2.1ghz and not 2ghz as Argos say. Same graphics as well. Better graphics than the two you mentioned originally in your post.
#15
Yes, that sounds good stonebear. Gonna have to scrape the extra £30, that's if it's still available.

I am using a HP G7000 at the moment but got my desktop monitor plugged into it because my daughter dropped the laptop and tried to break it's fall by putting her foot out :roll:
Knocked me sick when I saw the screen, she went to bed sobbing, I couldn't sleep waiting to call the insurance to see if I was covered (hadn't got accidental damage covered so was not hopefull) My family all put together to get it 2 xmas's ago, and I knew I wouldn't be able to replace it myself.
Phoned ins. customer services, was told I wasn't covered on my standard insurance because laptops can be taken out of the house. :? Was upset all day, phoning around trying to get quotes for repair but was devastated to find the screen was the most expensive to replace. Later in the day I looked at my policy again and wondered what was actually covered on 'high risk items' (which I had covered) but this time I called the claims dept., asking what came under high risk items...the man I spoke to gave me a list including cameras etc. so I asked why my laptop wasn't covered and he said it was. Can you imagine my elation, I wasn't going to complain about the upset caused by customer services getting it wrong in case he changed his mind. I held my breath and kept quiet until I had the voucher lol.
So you can see why it's important I have been choosy, trying to get the right one to replace it. But saying that, they all have better spec than the one I have, so I can only win.

Thanks very much for your help, added rep to all who replied thanks :thumbsup:

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